18” x 24”
Acrylic on cardboard
I have heard of the urban war syndrome and I get that. But what do you call it when a 17-year-old boy comes to a maximum security prison for life?
You cannot grasp the gravity of that. I don’t have the words to describe the injustice and chaos I have faced, endured and overcome.
I have just turned 40. I am still in max. The weight of that, my grannies dying, my mom aging, my son growing up without me, my grandbabies knowin’ me as a face in a picture, the friends who have moved on, the girl friends who have married and have new families and kids of their own going on to college…all of this and I am here taking orders from an 18-year-old white kid that is 5’3” and 90 pounds.